Painting

By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Sep 23rd, 2016
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Friiiiiiidaaaaaaay! The gateway to the weekend. Hopefully you’ve got some gaming planned for the next couple days. I don’t have anything specific lined up, but there’s still plenty of time. At the very least, I’m thinking I want to make some brownies this weekend. Though I mig...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 9th, 2016
1 Comment
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I don’t know about you, but for me, it seems like just yesterday was Wednesday. I’m not 100% sure what happened to Thursday (maybe Langoliers ate it?), but it’s already gone. That’s alright, mind you. I’m always ready for it to be the weekend. Best to power up with some ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Aug 11th, 2016
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Who doesn’t love to celebrate a birthday? … besides Jehovah’s Witnesses? Well, the folks over at EZ Painter love to celebrate a birthday. Their lead painter, Arthur, is having a birthday, but it’s you that’s getting the gifts (and he’s hopefully getting a bunch of ...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Jul 25th, 2016
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I’m a rather busy individual. Always have something going on, it seems. Plus… to make a confession… I don’t really enjoy painting minis. I know. I know. A lot of you out there love doing it, and that’s great. It’s just not for me. Sitting all hunched over, staring ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jun 24th, 2016
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Forge World’s got quite a bit going on today with their pre-releases. There’s a new Horus Heresy character available. You can get him both as a single and as a two-pack. Then, to make sure your mini looks nice, there’s a couple paint kits as well as some transfer sheets available....
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jun 23rd, 2016
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With the release of Battle For Xilos, lots of people are jumping on the Beyond the Gates of Antares bandwagon and picking up armies. Well, the figures don’t come pre-painted (as you well know). Warlord Games would love to see all those new figures with some shiny, new paint jobs on them. As suc...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 17th, 2016
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It’s Friday, everyone. Keep calm and we’ll get through this just fine and then move onward into the bliss that is the Weekend. My gaming is going to start early, as when I get out of here, I’m going to an Irish Pub nearby for some bangers and mash. Afterward, it’s back to my p...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Jun 10th, 2016
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Once more we stand on the precipice of the weekend. But before we dive over, we’d best make sure we’re well-stocked with gaming goodness. Good thing there’s a tray of bite-sized gaming stories right here for us to nosh on. So let’s dig in. Today we have: New Web G.I.S. for tab...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Jun 10th, 2016
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Painting a miniature is its own reward. You’ve got a little work of art that you can also use to attack your opponent’s forces and achieve total victory on the gaming table!! But hey, if you’re really good at slinging that colored goop around, you could also get extra prizes if your...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 8th, 2016
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It’s going guys. The week is continuing on. We’ll make it. The weekend will be here as soon as it can. In order to make sure we have plenty of strength, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today we have: 5E RPG Condition Cards on Kickstarter, Polyversal Update- 300 backe...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 1st, 2016
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Steady as she goes, everyone. We’re halfway through the week. The weekend will be here soon enough. *hears someone call out, “That’s not soon enough!”* Hush, you. Anyway, we should push on ahead and keep going until we hit Saturday. But to get there, we’ll need to stock ...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
May 29th, 2016
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Well… you know that Battle Chef I talked about a couple times last week? Uh… you see… wha-ha-happen wuz… Crits from ogre-sized lizardmen hurt, y’all. But this is just an opportunity to create a new character. I’m thinking I’m gonna go with a TV-preacher style...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
May 27th, 2016
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It’s almost here, everyone! The weekend will be here before you know it! Along with the gaming, I’m certainly ready for pizza for dinner tonight. The Ramen I’ve been having is getting a bit old on the palate. But in the meantime, I can nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today w...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
May 27th, 2016
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All good things must come to an end. In order to make room for new figures in their warehouse, the folks over at Forge World have decided to discontinue making certain other items. These pieces are never going to be made again. So if you want any of them, you’d better hurry....
By Polar_Bear
In Historical
May 16th, 2016
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With my busy schedule, I can’t even remember the last time I thought to myself, “yeah, I’ve got several hours here where I can just paint.” Thankfully, there are services out there that can help by painting your figures for you. One such is EZPainter and they’re running ...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
May 9th, 2016
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All good things must come to an end. That is the way of it. Such was the case yesterday with the CMON Expo. I realize I’m going to seem rather biased for saying it, but it really is my favorite show of the year. Unlike the bigger shows, the Expo is designed to be low-key. […]...
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
May 2nd, 2016
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Gamers are a competitive lot. It’s sort of there right in the name. If you’re gaming, you want to win. Even casual gamers, such as myself, still want to do well and hopefully win the games we’re playing. That extends out to adding colored goop to your minis. For those who are intere...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Apr 29th, 2016
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The fellows over at Figure Painter Magazine do their best to give you everything you need to up your painting game. But different people learn in different ways and having an instructor actually show you techniques first-hand is a great way to get better. Well, with that in mind, they’ve starte...
By Polar_Bear
In Magazine/webzine
Apr 28th, 2016
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Seeing as I’ve recently picked up Guild Ball, I really should think about getting back into painting. It’s only a half-dozen models on a team when playing, and there’s only about twice that available for each team, anyway. Reading through the pages of Figure Painter Magazine will ce...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Apr 19th, 2016
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As we all know, Salute was held last Saturday. As with many great conventions, there was a great painting contest to go with it. Well, the winners of said contest have been posted for you to check out....
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Apr 15th, 2016
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We once more find ourselves perched on the precipice of the weekend. We’ve been working all week and soon it will be time to kick back and relax for a couple days. Of course, I’m sure for many of you, “kick back and relax” means “get in all the gaming action you can!!!&#...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Apr 6th, 2016
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This past Sunday at Adepticon, the Crystal Brush Award were handed out. Painters from all over the world submitted their entries, all with the hopes of being the one to go home with the $10,000 top prize. We’ve already posted up the winners, but now we’ve got the video coverage from the a...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Apr 3rd, 2016
6 Comments
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Well, it’s been a long road. Crystal Brush Qualifiers have been held. World-renown painters have submitted their pieces. The judges and you have had your say. It’s now time to reveal the winners for this year’s Crystal Brush Awards. And the winners are *drumroll…….*...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Apr 2nd, 2016
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Here at Adepticon we’ve got the Crystal Brush awards. But what if you can’t make it out to where the painting contest is happening? Well, there’s several online painting contests you can join in on. One such is the Dark Art Studios painting contest. They’re taking submissions ...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Apr 2nd, 2016
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As you saw in my gallery the other day, there’s a lot of fantastic models in the Crystal Brush this year (the cases filled up a lot since then). Every entry is absolutely awesome, but only one will be able to take home the grand prize. And you can have a help in deciding which […]...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Apr 1st, 2016
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One of the big draws to Adepticon is the Crystal Brush Awards. Every year, painters from all over the world gather together in order to try and get the $10k grand prize. I elbowed my way through a crowd in order to get you some photos of some of the entries submitted so far....
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Mar 18th, 2016
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We’re less than 2 months away from CMON Expo 2016. Things are really starting to get busy over here. Lots of buzz around the office as preparations are solidified. Being Friday, it’s time once more for an Expo Update. This time around we’ve got info about a new contest, a new event,...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 11th, 2016
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A lot of us have a lot of figures sitting around that we really want to get painted, but we just can’t seem to find the time for it. Or we have the time, but we can’t get ourselves motivated to actually do the painting. Thankfully, there’s people out there that will happily paint yo...
By Polar_Bear
In Interviews
Mar 7th, 2016
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Over the weekend, as I’d mentioned, I inventoried and took photos of a lot of old gaming stuff I’m going to be selling. I… am not good at painting. Even when I was doing it a lot, I wasn’t really better than “randomly throwing paint around.” Too bad I never read Fi...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Feb 23rd, 2016
0 Comments
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As if one competition wasn’t enough, here’s another one. This time The Campaigner is looking for those that paid attention to Owen Top’s terrain-building tutorials in their magazine. They’re giving away the piece created for the Terrain Crusade issue, and only by showing you l...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Feb 23rd, 2016
0 Comments
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As I have mentioned on numerous occasions before, when it comes to painting contests, you need not worry about me swooping in and taking the prize away from you. My talent for the application of colorful goop is “barely passable” at best. So it’s all the other great painters out the...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Feb 23rd, 2016
0 Comments
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Well, it’s always good to have options. This certainly is the case with paints. I remember doing editing on Ravage US painting articles. The painters always used a variety of paint brands. Some liked certain shades that the company made for somethings, but liked the coverage given by another fo...
By Polar_Bear
In News
Feb 23rd, 2016
0 Comments
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For quite a while now, gamers have enjoyed the different washes available from Secret Weapon Miniatures. There’s also been the weathering pigment powders, too. Both of these sets of products really has helped pro and amateur painters alike really step up their painting game. Well, now Secret We...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Feb 12th, 2016
0 Comments
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Oh, hello there, Friday. Didn’t see you come in. No, no, it’s fine. Have a seat and stay for a while. You know everyone’s pretty happy to see you around. Here, why don’t you have a snack? I’ve prepared a platter of bite-sized gaming stories for you to nosh on. What’...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Feb 1st, 2016
0 Comments
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Are you a master colorful-goop-slinger? I’m… certainly not. I’ve not painted anything in quite a long time, and I wasn’t very good to start out with, so I’m sure right now if I did paint something, it’ll look like I did it with a paintball gun at 25 yards. But, if ...